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Netflix in Talks to Take Content to China

BEIJING—Netflix Inc. is in talks with Chinese online broadcasting companies about bringing its content to China, executives at the Chinese companies said. The move comes after Netflix executives said they plan an aggressive global push as subscriber growth slows in the U.S. The talks are in early stages, the executives said. Complications include Chinese censors […]

Steve Jobs + Henry Ford = Elon Musk

Predictions of the fate of America’s economy in the coming decades fall into two broad categories: first, that we are winding up a century of technological innovation and heading toward a world of greater automation, fewer jobs and slower growth; second, in the words of the Carpenters, that we’ve only just begun, that technology is […]

Hon Hai Enjoys Big iPhone Bump

HONG KONG—Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Apple Inc.’s major assembler, rode strong demand for large-screen iPhones to its highest first-quarter profit growth in a decade, and with investors clamoring for higher returns it roughly doubled its stock dividend. The Taiwan-based company’s earnings rose 56% from a year earlier, exceeding 33% profit growth for the fourth […]

Belgian Watchdog Raps Facebook for Use of Personal Data

Belgian Watchdog Raps Facebook for Use of Personal Data

ENLARGE BRUSSELS—Belgium’s privacy watchdog ripped into Facebook Inc. FB -1.17 % for treating the personal data of Internet users “with contempt” and failing to cooperate with its inquiries, stoking a dispute between the company and European regulators that could result in heavy fines and orders to change its business practices. The Belgian report, which was […]

Can Google Outsell Amazon and eBay?

Google Inc. will launch buy buttons on its search-result pages in coming weeks, a controversial step by the company toward becoming an online marketplace rivaling those run by Amazon.com Inc. and eBay Inc. The search giant will start showing the buttons when people search for products on mobile devices, according to people familiar with the…

Amazon to Anoint ‘Choice’ Products Sold Through Its Echo Speaker

Amazon to Anoint ‘Choice’ Products Sold Through Its Echo Speaker

By Greg Bensinger CONNECT The Amazon Echo speaker Amazon.com Amazon.com would like to be your personal shopper. A service rolled out on Thursday, called Amazon’s Choice, effectively turns over a shopper’s decision-making to Amazon. The new designation comes in an update to Amazon’s Echo voice-activated speaker, which now allows customers to order goods just by saying them […]

Competition Hits ‘Candy Crush’ Maker

STOCKHOLM—Swedish mobile-game company King Digital Entertainment PLC posted a 29% rise in first-quarter net profit Thursday but warned about weak revenue throughout the first half of the year, a sign some players are having a crush for competing games. King Digital, maker of the “Candy Crush” mobile puzzle game, said net profit rose to $164 […]

Samsung Group Moves Ahead With Succession Process

SEOUL—Jay Y. Lee, the only son of ailing Samsung Group chairman Lee Kun-hee, was elected chairman of the boards of two Samsung charitable foundations on Friday, marking what is likely another step in a succession process to install him as head of the sprawling South Korean conglomerate. Mr. Lee, 46 years old, has been gradually […]

In Unusual Bet, Activist Icahn Takes Stake in Startup Lyft

For once, a company is excited about adding Carl Icahn as a shareholder. The activist billionaire has invested $100 million in ride-sharing startup Lyft Inc., the company said Friday. The money is an extension of a round of funding Lyft announced in March that values the three-year-old company at $2.5 billion. Betting on a young […]

A Grown-Up’s Guide to Snapchat and Periscope

A Grown-Up’s Guide to Snapchat and Periscope

ENLARGE GREETINGS, FELLOW adult! We’re here to discuss the latest development in social media: broadcasting your life. (If you’re a teenager and still reading, please go LOL in that corner with the beanbag chairs.) Whoa, hold on, isn’t this already happening, you ask? Don’t the huevos rancheros that I posted to Instagram count as self-broadcasting? […]

NTT Docomo’s Iris Scan Phone

NTT Docomo’s Iris Scan Phone

By Alexander Martin A model for Japan’s mobile communication giant NTT Docomo demonstrates unlocking the company’s new Arrows NX F-04Q smartphone with an iris scan during a press preview in Tokyo. Agence France-Presse/Getty Images Forget passcodes or fingerprint scans. Now you can unlock a smartphone with the blink of an eye. Japan’s largest mobile carrier, […]

Slack Opens European HQ in Dublin

Slack Opens European HQ in Dublin

By Lisa Fleisher CONNECT Slack CEO Stewart Butterfield. Slack Slack, the fast-growing messaging service popular in workplaces, has opened up a European office in Dublin, a hot city for U.S. tech firms. Slack on Thursday said it would hire 100 people over the next two years in Dublin, which will “play a central role in […]

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